The second annual graduation of the ACC Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) Launch Your Leadership Journey 6-month certificate program was held in Asnuntuck Community College’s auditorium on November 18th.  WLI graduates conveyed what a strong impact this program has had on their lives. They were extremely passionate and articulate regarding how this program has changed their lives for the better. Asnuntuck’s President and Deans were impressed by the quality of the program and the measured success. President James Lombella has given his full support to this program. WLI graduates will return in the spring to develop their social action projects.  Sponsors of this program include Charles Miller from ShopRite of Enfield, Sheila Rivest representing the Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation and the ACC Foundation. Would you like to be involved in this excellent program? We are looking for sponsors, funding and mentors for the next Launch Your Leadership Journey program. Contact Director Sherry Paquette by email at or call 860-253-1206.

Pictured are:

Front row, graduates Megan Katherine DiGloria and Christyn Kulas

Second row: WLI co-founder Ann Gowdey, graduates Olufunmilayo Joy Adeoyin, Christine Lynn Mundell,  Michelle Lynn Golden, Emily Kay Troy, Ada I. Shetler, Joan Valdex White, Izabela Karch, Fexia Chen

Back Row: Director and co-founder Sherry Paquette, graduate Lisa Gonzalez, Interim Dean Tim St. James, graduate Amber Paluck, Dean Mike Stefanowitz, graduate Jie Zou, co-founder Dean Eileen Peltier, graduate Veronica Esther Daniels, President James Lombella, graduates Octavia Gaines, Carissa Satryb and Chrishaun Jackson. Photo by Ben Durant


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